Samuel, a man of color vs. John Howdershell
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State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois
Washington CountyWashington County
SS.

I, Thomas H Callaway
clerk of the County Commissioners Court in and for said
County, do certify, that John WilliamWilliam whose name is subscribed
above is and was at the date of said certificate
an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County
regularly commissioned and qualified and as such full
faith and credit are and of right ought to be given to
all his official acts.

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In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed
myname, and affixed the seal of said
Court, at Office, this 31st day of December - A. D. 1844.

Tho.H. Callaway Clk